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Business 12 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Trump may have trouble collecting on $5 million orangutan bet

NEW YORK: A comedian, a millionaire and an orangutan. It may sound like the beginning of a screwball joke, but Donald Trump isn't laughing.

Business 11 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

What to look for in Obama's State of the Union speech

WASHINGTON: After staking out an unapologetically progressive vision in his inaugural address last month, President Barack Obama is expected to use his State of the Union speech on Tuesday to focus on middle-class jobs and fill in the details of his second-term agenda.

Business 22 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM

Diversity on boards is about corporate governance

WE have often said that having a diverse boardroom is one of the best ways a company can overcome the challenges of operating in a globalised and volatile world.

Business 28 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

Britain appoints Canada’s Carney to head BoE

LONDON: Britain has named Canadian central bank chief Mark Carney as the new Bank of England (BoE) governor, the first time a foreigner has been chosen to lead the institution which is in a period of enormous change.

Business 27 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

Bank of England appoints foreigner as chief, first time in 300 years(update)

LONDON/OTTAWA: Britain named Canadian central bank chief Mark Carney on Monday to head the Bank of England, springing the surprise choice of a foreigner to push reform of its troubled financial system.

Business 02 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

375 years and still No. 1

In commemorating Harvard University’s 375th birthday, Lin See-Yan discusses what his alma mater is all about – its legacy, culture and student demographics.

Business 31 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

Fruitful meet at Invest Malaysia

AS expected, this year’s Invest Malaysia drew a large crowd of investors, analysts and fund managers although it is likely that previous similar events had drawn larger crowds, according to observers.

Business 31 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

Longer stay or PR for foreign talent is boon to Malaysia

IT was a moment during a question and answer session at Invest Malaysia that became a talking point among the participants. A foreigner stood up and told the Prime Minister that he has been in Malaysia for five years and is happy in the country.

Business 26 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

UK plans migrant curbs if euro folds - paper

LONDON (Reuters): Britain is drawing up emergency immigration controls to combat any surge in economic migrants from Greece and other European Union countries if the euro collapses, its interior minister said in remarks published on Saturday.

Business 22 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM

Refugee problem haunts Bhutan

Two small bombs exploded in a Bhutanese border town just three days ahead of the royal wedding on Oct 13.